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Biography

If there is a sense when Rita Ora walks into a room that a star has already been ordained from above then nobody appears to have told the young Londoner and future pop princess herself. She has not an air or a grace about her. She greets the bar staff dotted in the hostelries of her neighborhood like old friends, mostly because they are. She bumps knuckles with the coat check chicks and ... Read more in Amazon's Rita Ora Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B008LV05EG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Facemelt
2. Roc The Life
3. How We Do (Party)
4. R.I.P Featuring Tinie Tempah
5. Radioactive
6. Shine Ya Light
7. Love And War Featuring J.Cole
8. Uneasy
9. Been Lyin'
10. Fall In Love Featuring Will.I.Am
11. Hello, Hi, Goodbye
12. Hot Right Now (Bonus Track) - Dj Fresh Featuring Rita Ora

Product Description

Product Description

Rita Ora's debut album Ora is a star-studded affair, featuring songs produced by Drake, Chase & Status, Will.i.am, The-Dream, Stargate and Fraser T Smith. There are also tracks featuring Tinie Tempah, J. Cole and her smash hit collaboration with DJ Fresh "Hot Right Now".

Commenting on the artists that have contributed to Ora, the singer said: "I can't believe how lucky I've been to work with these amazing people – we've all clicked and had such a good time in making my album."

BBC Review

Pop stars are often quick to describe their album as being “like a collection of singles,” to avoid the suggestion that any of the songs are makeweights. Few have taken this approach quite as literally as Rita Ora, whose debut actually sounds more like Now That’s What I Call 2012 than the work of a single artist.

All the hit-makers are here, and not just on the hits: How We Do (Party), Hot Right Now and R.I.P. – number one smashes all. She’s worked with Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z; there are appearances from will.i.am, DJ Fresh, Tinie Tempah; songs are written by Ester Dean, Stargate, Chase & Status... Justin Bieber is surely only a phone call away.

For her part, Rita is incredibly adept at channelling the essential spirits of other vocalists – Rihanna’s flattened moan one minute (Shine Ya Light), Katy B’s up-for-it holler the next (Love and War), a lurch towards the healing hoot of Katy Perry (Been Lying), and the occasional nod towards P!nk, Ke$ha and other popstrels who can’t spell their own names without the shift key. This, while fun, does occasionally mean it’s hard to appreciate Rita for herself, and that seems a shame, given her palpable charisma.

The most unsettling moment comes when she launches into a full-throated impression of The Ting Tings’ Katie White in the bolshy Uneasy, which was written for her by the actual Ting Tings. The inclusion of a Rihanna “yeah-ay-ay” section only adds to the sense of identity crisis. At the other extreme, there’s Fall in Love, a dirty bass swoosh in which will.i.am delivers the least momentous rap in musical history and Rita squeals “fa-la-la-laa!” like a Morris dancer. It’s not brilliant, but it does at least sound like no one else.

Thing is, it’s fine to take your place among the everything elseness of modern pop music – sparky popstrels have to eat, too – but when the next star comes along and claims Rita Ora as an influence, we’re all going to have a devil of job working out what that means.

--Jude Clarke

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Sutherland on 21 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
This an AMAZING ALBUM no wonder it reached number 1 in the UK album charts! It includes the two great sogs RIP, and How We Do both of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. All of the songs are catchy, some are very emotional like Hello, Hi,Goodbye and there are the classics like Shine Ya Light and Radioactive. Facemelt is a very good track. Along with Roc The Life and Been Lying (both of which Rita Ora wrote herself)!! So whst i am trying to say is regardless if you are a #RITABOTS ir not you should get this beautiful album! 5 STARZ!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ben lynch on 8 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Got this for our daughter as she loves Rita ora. She hasn't had a chance to play the whole cd yet but she was thrilled with it. Good quality and sealed
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I was excited about Rita and I still am, I love the texture in her voice, it think she has a lot more vocal range than she is show casing and I think she has room to grow and gain more octaves and sonically go in many directions. I expected a lot more vocal range and better song choice, high expectations and then you get blah. Some songs are very nicely done and well sung, I'm just tired of hearing the same old thing over and over again. R.I.P was very good just because the song title isn't what the song is about and I like the mix of fast beat over slower singing, something different. She has an amazing voice and she could have sung a signature song that would set her apart. Like Brandy, Monica, AKeys, they Mary J, I know she isn't up there but from the jump they had a sound that was their own, you know a certain sound or song that you know you get from them, that sets them apart Usher is a great example, Anthony Hamilton Musiq SoulChild list goes on Lyfe Jennings. I'm just saying setting yourself apart from the start, she's being compared to Rihanna I would think that ticks her off and would do all she could to set herself apart from her from album 1.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By CSH on 27 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD
So don't expect amazing lyrics, perfect vocal pitches and amazing songs, but...

The songs are all catchy and Rita has a lovely voice. Bar the first song "Facemelt", there isn't a single song you need to skip. The songs all carry a nice message and are upbeat and well-sung. My personal favourities are "Roc The Life", "Radioactive", "How We Do", "Been Lyin" and "Hot Right Now". These are the catchiest, most upbeat songs on the album and all the potential singles.

The other songs are pleasant, but they feel a little like filler tracks and can be a tiny bit repetitive. The main reason for this, is Rita hasn't written most of these songs or contributed to the writing in any way. And, because of that, it feels more like the work of a singer rather than an artist. There is something missing.

Thankfully, that something is very minor and we must remember this s a debut album and an outstanding first attempt. Nothing new is covered here and this feels like a Rihanna-meets-Nicki-meets-Gaga-meets-JessieJ...it lacks personality on the whole. But occasionally, Rita shines through and she is amazing.

The album is great for exercising to and I am sure it will be a grower! Well done, Rita!

My only issue is that she needs to find her own personality and develop a little. But, practice makes perfect. In some ways. This feels like a Rihanna-inspired album. I love Rihanna, but I feel this is very similar in style. Too similar.

But Rita's voice shines through and is lovely to listen to. I think you should buy tha because you won't regret it! It want be a firm favourite, but is pleasant and will keep your need for music satisfied for a while.
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Our 7 year old daughter developed a fixation with Rita Ora after seeing her on The Voice. So as a treat I bought her this album which she absolutely adores. The tracks are okay but, I do think that this album should come with some sort of parental advisory notice due to the repeated use of some pretty vulgar language throughout a number of songs. As someone who grew up with the punk movement, I'm no prude and it takes a lot to shock me but, I do feel that on this occasion Amazon has let me down.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane Mcgonigle on 20 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD
One of the best albums I own. It's fresh, new and addictive. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already before!

1. Facemelt 9/10
A great intro to the album but should've had an extended version like Rihanna's hit "Birthday Cake" as it could be massive in full

2. Roc The Life 10/10
At first I wasn't too sure and I thought it was a bit repetitive but it grew on me a lot. I now think it's one of the highlights on the album. Also the drums sound great!

3. How We Do (Party) 10/10
Obviously a massive hit for Rita, fun and sexy with an "I don't care" sort of attitude which makes it a tune to enjoy at all times

4. R.I.P (featuring Tinie Tempah) 10/10
Rita's first number 1 single as the lead artist, this was a huge song and was played everywhere. It's incredibly well written and produced and deserves the incredible success it gained

5. Radioactive 10/10
This is another club hit that you'll love as soon as you hear it. Great work

6. Shine Ya Light 10/10
One of the best on the entire album, amazing production and melodies. Love it!

7. Love And War (featuring J. Cole) 10/10
The mix of Rita and J. Cole's vocals together make for this amazing song. Admittedly I thought it wouldn't sound right but it goes perfectly together and makes for another highlight

8. Uneasy 9/10
This track is raunchy and hot and you'll love how catchy it is, although it can get repetitive

9. Fall In Love (featuring will.i.am) 9/10
Another hit you'd expect to feature will.i.am. It's got a booming chorus and is drenched in synths and autotune but is just for the fun!

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